This past weekend Manny Pacquiao lost his welterweight title to the Australian underdog Jeff Horn. The unanimous decision loss did not sit well with ‘The Pac Man’ and he’s now taking action against the WBO. His team released a statement where he described the officiating as ‘unfair’.
“I love boxing and I donâ€™t want to see it dying because of unfair decision and officiating. I had already accepted the decision but as a leader and, at the same time, fighter, I have the moral obligation to uphold sportsmanship, truth and fairness in the eyes of the public.â€ť
A separate statement released by aÂ PhilippineÂ sports regulatory body confirmed that they will not let this slide.
“We are making this request for a review, which may call for sanctions on the referee and judges if so warranted.”
The WBO has now responded to these statements on Twitter.
The discretion of a referee or judge cannot be reversed, except in a case of fraud or violation of laws which is not the case in Pac vs Horn
— WBO (@WorldBoxingOrg) July 4, 2017